News Update from Dharmakshetra - March 2016


 

 

 


 

 

For Cosmic Oneness ....

 

 

II Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu II

Bhagawan is the heart of the Cosmos…the Brahmand…and we live in His heart…together we form His heartbeats…it is only natural for the beats to be in sync with each other…Let us do it this for Bhagawan…for the Brahmand…for our Bhagawan and our Bhagawan’s Brahmand…for we are forever an intrinsic part of the Brahmand…and the Brahmand from Bhagawan is never apart.

Let us spread the message of our Lord,
Let us live the message of our Lord,
Let us live only to please our Lord…

Every moment let us surrender selflessly at the Lotus Feet of our Beloved God…Let us glow and gush forth as instruments of compassion of the Creator for His creation…

Most certainly this is what Bhagawan intended for me and you -
II Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu II

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Note:

It has been customary to sing

Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu

at the end of some devotion sessions. This mantra has been chanted three times after bhajans in Prasanthi Nilayam for years and years. It means, "let all the people in the world be happy" (Lokah has two meanings in Sanskrit, one: people; and the other: world).

In late summer 2008, Bhagawan directed that, hence forward, we should chant

Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu

which means “Let all the worlds be happy,” (and thereby all the beings in the worlds). The earlier mantra referred only to this world. The new mantra refers to all the worlds and is broader in outlook

sourced:
http://www.sathyasai.org/devotion/lokah.html

The external world termed as Prapancha is made of five elements e.g. Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sound (in order from gross to subtle) and cognised by the five human senses comprising of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. Sookshma Prapancha termed as ‘subtle world’ or ‘subtle dimension’ is beyond the understanding of the five senses, mind and intellect. In my humble opinion, Swami gave us a hint to think and grow beyond physical dimension by changing the universal Vedic prayer from ‘Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu‘ to ‘Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavanthu‘ some time back. No one questioned Swami (including those who doubt the Subtle form now) about why we are praying for those Lokas (other planes of existence) which can’t be seen with our physical eyes.

Just as we need to tune in our TV antenna to receive both audio and video, we need to tune in our inner faculties through meditation and other spiritual practices to develop our receptiveness (often described as sixth sense, the creative faculty of the mind dealing with intuition).

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You may even read the article penned by Brother Aravind Balasubrmanya on "Samasta Lokaha Sukhino Bhavantu: The power of praying for others" from the following link :

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Samastha-Lokaha-Sukhino-Bhavantu

 


 

Giving And Forgiving… A Silent Offering…a Seva-Sadhana Vandana…a Prem Aradhana

 

 

Month of Giving & Forgiving - Message from All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation

 

Please click on the link: Observing SaiLent Through Giving and Forgiving’ – A Sadhana
From Monday, March 28 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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All India President Of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Sri Nimish Pandya has sent out an important message of Seva Sadhana, to be observed during the period of 28th March 2016 until 27th April 2016, hailing it a period of contemplation and thus ought to prompt, precipitate an expansion in consciousness. Given below are the links to the complete message along with guidelines.

 

Full article given below

 

Also can be viewed from below-mentioned link:

http://www.theprasanthireporter.org/2016/03/a-silent-offering-a-seva-sadhana-vandana-a-prem-aradhana/

 


 

Bhajan Mahotsav # 5 - 25th March 2016 by Mulund Samithi from 3 pm onwards ......

 


 

12th Session of Samarpan - Dr. K. Anil Kumar - Sunday 20th March 2016 - Dharmakshetra

 

 



The 12th session of SAMARPAN was held on Sunday, 20th March, 2016 at the holy precincts of Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. This evening, we had an opportunity to listen Dr. K. Anil Kumar (an alumnus and erstwhile faculty member of Swami’s Institute), who shared his personal experiences from the times he spent with Bhagawan as a Student and faculty of the Sri Sathya Sai Institutions. The video containing his talk will be uploaded soon...

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Message from All India President - Sri Nimish Pandya
 


‘Giving and Forgiving’ - A Silent Offering...a Seva-Sadhana Vandana...a Prem Aradhana

Date: 11.3.2016

The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, India, solemnly observes a month of ‘Giving and Forgiving’ - 28th March,2016 – 27th April,2016 -A Silent Offering...a Seva-Sadhana Vandana...a Prem Aradhana for our Beloved Master - Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“What He chose to inflict upon His Divine Frame...
for the ultimate benefit and upliftment of the human race...
is completely beyond any mortal mind to understand...
or even try to appreciate, gauge, interpret or unravel,
For sure,
Even if one tries to do so...it will remain as a mere conjecture”.

The days spanning March - April 2011 was a profound phase that not only jolted those hearts as yet devoted to Bhagawan, but crucially impacted all of mankind, for it included a Divine Decision...the enactment of a momentous episode that brought on a storm of emotions, shook the earth...jarring the soul...while impacting the destiny of humanity.

The coming period from Monday ,28th March, 2016 till Wednesday , 27th April, 2016 is a month of contemplation ...and it ought to prompt, precipitate an expansion in consciousness. It should then culminate in the celebration of Sai...within and without...and it is axiomatic that our Beloved Sai has to be celebrated in every inch and atom that surrounds us...in the fragrant blossoms and evergreen trees; in arid deserts, fertile plains, the mighty mountains and peaceful valleys; in the deep oceans, gurgling brooks and refreshing rivers; in lightning flashes, the roar of thunder and cool rain showers; in magnificent animals and the song of the birds, in the scorching brilliance of the Sun, in the glowing moonbeams; in space, air, fire, water, earth; and in each and every Divine Word.

Hence, the coming period, it is a time for giving and forgiving … a time to be particularly set aside for deliberation, introspection, self absorption and meditation on the Divine Consciousness.

It is a sombre phase which requires the involvement and indulgence of our heart, mind and soul “for giving” and “forgiving”...for can we ever forget the selfless life, the eternal sacrifice...the perfect wisdom, the incomparable gentle love, the spontaneous forgiveness...the matchless magnanimity and compassion of our Beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Let us all strengthen our devotion for the Lord – Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai...especially during this time that He chose to take upon Himself the hopelessly woebegone condition of humanity and the colossal contamination of Earth besides other unimaginable cosmic issues.

Come, let us honour and offer allegiance to this most distinctly poignant occurrence in time that has affected our life...so too, for the enhancement of global harmony...together let us commit deeply, unequivocally, vocally, silently to our Beloved Sai, to this hallowed period for in the realm of the Divine - no prayer goes unnoticed, no heartfelt appeal is ignored and certainly no devotion is unreciprocated. It is a time ‘lent’ to us all by Beloved Sai...to introspect, to grow, to learn our lessons, to reach out, to revitalise, to be and to become from i to Sai.

Let our fervour, intent and intensity soar, resonate, rise, reverberate individually, globally, encircle the ether on par, synchronising with the distinct and vital profundity of this period.

Let us wholeheartedly participate in this naman, arpan, samarpan...express, convey and magnify our love for Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai by giving and forgiving.

We seek your active support and silent participation in this period to exhort all from your state to undertake some Sadhana during the coming period .Hence, please make necessary announcements in your state so that every individual/devotee/active worker from your state is actively involved in this silent endeavour to transformation. Though, the period considered primarily is only 30 days, the same can become a way of life and be continued indefinitely.

Yours In Sai Seva,
Nimish Pandya
All India President
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations , India

Enclosed : Sadhana To Undertake

Some Sadhana to undertake during the period from 28.3.2016 to 27.4.2016 :

An humble attempt to rekindle love and purity, truth and righteousness, harmony of ahimsa and oneness in mortal hearts gone arid and dry by consciously praying for one and all with earnest and humble deference , replete with zest, passion and reverence to Beloved Bhagawan, to all that He exemplified and personified -

- At the individual/family level
- 108 times daily chanting of Aum Sri Sai Ram
- 11 times chant of Samastha Lokaaskhinoh bhavantu …shanti (3)
- This can be accompanied by every day one act of kindness. Every devotee could keep water bowls for birds and animals in their areas, outside their homes, taking out a fistful of rice grains daily .
- Reading Sai literature daily
- Talking less and doing daily meditation

- At the samithi level
- Bal Vikas Children and their parents too can be involved in the chants and activities.
- Youth Wing participation in chants
- Every active member to participate in chants
- Acts of kindness for all to participate in keeping with Bhagawan’s compassion is to cook rice grains collected from individual devotees and conduct Narayan seva.
- Water Projects could also extend to cleaning of local tanks, lakes and rivers.
- Planting of trees, treatment for decaying trees.
- Enhanced village seva.
- Awareness programmes in bastis and hutments as regards hygiene, care for public property, flora and fauna, respect for women and girl child.
- Adopting a family for rations/clothing/daily needs/milk, education of children etc. or if you are an animal lover taking care of the needs of one animal/bird etc.
- Conduct one weekly talk for 5-7 minutes before the public bhajan on importance of Giving and Forgiving

 


 


 


 

Healing with Love - A Symposium for Renowned Medical Practitioners - 13.03.2016

 

 

 

 

 

A Symposium for renowned medical practitioners titled as " Healing With Love " was held today by by Sri Sathya Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Bandra Khar Santacruz Samithi.

Padmashree Dr Suresh Advani, a well known oncologist in the medical fraternity graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Around 80 Doctors of Bandra, Khar & Santacruz area participated in this medical conference to make the event a success.

The programme consisted of talk by the chief guest & other doctors, audio visuals, and panel discussion by eminent doctors.

The half day programme concluded with the National anthem followed by lunch. Doctors were not only inspired with the amazing medical seva that the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation takes on but also many of the doctors promptly offered their humble services for the Sri Sathya Sai Mission.

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Statistical Report of Mobile Medicare Project of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation - Maharashtra & Goa as on 31st December 2016

 

 

... 36,66,101 (36.66 lakhs or 3.66 millions) patients treated since inception till 31st December 2015 ...

 

 


 

MAHASHIVRATRI 2016 at Dharamakshetra 7th March 2016 - Photos by Shrikant Yadav

 

 

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SSSVIP AMRUT KALASH DISTRIBUTION AT KASARA 6th MARCH 2016

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SSSVIP GRAM SEVA - SRI SATHYA SAI WATER PROJECT SURVEY STAGE - V AT KASARA - 6th MARCH 2016 - Photos

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Maha Shivarathri Celebration at Dharmakshetra - March 7, 2016

 

 

 


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Mahashivarathri Bhajans at Dharmakshetra - e invite - Times of India Page 7 - 7th March 2016
 

 


Come and celebrate the night of Lord Shiva THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT at Dharmakshetra from 5.30pm on Monday 7TH March to Tuesday 8th March 2016 till 6.00am!!! This is a celebration of the great consciousness that is infinite, unbounded, formless, eternal and immortal.

"Among the festival days, Mahashivaratri is of exceptional importance. Today God is in close proximity to man. At midnight (on Shivaratri), Divine vibrations are close to every human heart. At such a time, when people are engaged in holy tasks, they get suffused with the Divine vibrations." Sai Baba. SS, 4/94. p. 87

Please do join in with your family and friends ...
 


 

Maha Shivarathri Programme at Dharmakshetra

 

 

"You will be immensely benefited if you keep awake and sing the glory of God at least on this night (of Shivaratri). Moon is the presiding deity of the mind. Moon has 16 Kalas (phases). On the Shivaratri, 15 Kalas merge in God and only one remains. By constant remembrance of God, the 16th phase also merges in God. Can you not spend a single night in the whole year singing the glory of God? Sanctify this night by participating in Bhajans. The bliss that you get in Bhajans, the sweetness you experience in the divine name, the happiness you derive from visualizing the divine form cannot be obtained elsewhere." Sai Baba

 

With the immense blessings of Bhagwan, the Shivratri Bhajans in the city of Mumbai will be held at Dharmakshetra and will commence from 5.30 pm on 7th March (Monday) to 6 am on 8th March (Tuesday). The time allocation will be as under :-

· 5.30 pm to 6.00 pm - Veda Chanting


· 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm – All SP & P+ Singers of Mumbai District.

· 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm – ZONE 1 (Fort, Walkeshwar, Tardeo, Worli, Shivaji Park)

· 10.00 pm – 12.00 – ZONE 3 (Mulund, Ghatkopar, Chembur, Sion – Wadala)

· 12.00 am – 2.00 am – ZONE 2 (Bandra, Andheri, Goregaon, Jogeshwari, Borivali)

· 2.00 am – 3.00 am – Vashi Youth

· 3.00 am – 4.00 am – Bandra Group

· 4.00 am – 6.00 am – SP & P+ Singers of Mumbai District.

· 6.00 am – Aarathi followed by Mahaprasad.
 

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Shivarathri - An Exposition by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba ...... http://www.ssso.net/shiva/shiva-titles.htm

MAHA SHIVRAATHRI - SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE .... http://www.ssso.net/Mahashiv/Mahashiv.htm

 


 

12th session of SAMARPAN at Dharmakshetra on 20th March, Sunday

 

 

With Bhagawan’s Grace and Blessings, the Sai Students are organizing 12th session of SAMARPAN on 20th March, Sunday at the holy precincts of our very own Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. That evening, we have an opportunity to listen to the leelas of the Lord from the devotees who were blessed with DIVINE association and relive those moments spent with HIM, re-connect with HIM and soak in HIS Divine presence.

This SAMARPAN, we are fortunate to have Sri. K. Anil Kumar (an alumnus and erstwhile faculty member of Swami’s Institute), speaking to us, and he will share his experiences from the times he spent with Bhagawan as a Student and as a Staff of the Sri Sathya Sai Institutions.

Please find attached the formal invite and given below is the schedule as planned on 20th March:
 

Schedule:

4.20 – 4.35 pm – Vedam chanting – invoking Bhagawan's Blessings

4.35 – 4.40 pm – Swami's Divine Darshan (a short film)

4.40 – 4.45 pm – Introduction to the Guest Speaker

4.45 – 6.15 pm – Talk by Sri. K. Anil Kumar

6.15 – 6.20 pm – Vote of Thanks & Felicitation

6.20 – 7.00 pm – Soulful Bhajans, Mangala Aarti followed by Prasadam

So please do join us for an enchanting evening with your family and friends. We also request you to spread the message to one and all so that everyone can partake the Nectar of Bhagawan's divine leelas.

 


Mumbai District Level Coordinators - Revised List 

A list has been compiled by the Data Management Coordinator Ms Lata Gurnani and her team comprising of all office bearers & samithi activities for the Mumbai district.  A soft copy of the list is enclosed herewith for your record, reference and active use.

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